Discuss: New Kindles Rumored

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July 11, 2013 at 05:42:55
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that Amazon is rumored to be releasing three new Kindle models this fall. Discuss here if you've ever owned a Kindle, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
July 11, 2013 at 08:03:29
The wife and I both own Kindles. My wife's a technophile and we're both avid readers so it was only a matter of time before we purchased an ereader of some sort. I let her do the research and she purchased the original Kindle back when they first came out. I waited several months before buying because at that point I wasn't sure I wanted to give up my real books for the electronic type. Eventually I did buy one and haven't looked back since.

We're now on our 3'd Kindles. We had the 1st gen, 2nd gen and last fall, bought the Kindle Paperwhite.

We looked into the Fire but from what I can see, it's more of a pad than an ereader. If I'm not mistaken, it has an LCD screen which means you wont' have much fun using it outside in the sun....which isn't an issue with the Paperwhite.

All in all, if you are a readaholic like myself, you should look into an ereader. They're ever so much easier to use with one hand (try holding Lord of the Rings in one hand and turning pages without using the other one), they're lighter in a lot of cases and the Kindle Paperwhite has a built in light which I like a lot (and is ultimately what convinced me to upgrade to it from my 2nd gen Kindle).

Is the Kindle better than any other ereader? Beats me, I've only used the Kindle. I would say everybody has to make up their own minds about which they want to buy. I'm happy with what I have for various reasons.

For the record, I'm not employed by, or affiliated with Kindle or Amazon. I am merely a satisfied customer. :)

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
July 11, 2013 at 14:21:44
My wife loves her Kindle, despite it being a few years old. Probably time for an upgrade so the links are of of interest.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
July 12, 2013 at 11:21:21
I use Kindle Reader for PC.

I read an awful lot of military history and the Kindle format saves me a bunch of money over printed volumes. Only time Kindle format falls short for me is viewing maps or charts but, I can always opt to buy the printed book to fix that.

My brother uses his to store his hundreds of volumes of automotive manuals and service bulletins. He is perfectly happy with readability in direct sunlight and with the durability of his first gen Kindle.

Skip
Audares Juvo


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#4
July 12, 2013 at 19:30:53
Have a Kobo Touch.
As do two others in my immediate family. Did the comparison thing and the Kobo seemed to be the better option at the time.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#5
July 16, 2013 at 00:15:57
I'd find the question more interesting if it was "do you own an eBook reader" rather than just a Kindle. As it is, it's a bit like asking "do you own a Toshiba laptop".

I don't own a Kindle, so I truthfully answered no to the survey, but I wouldn't be without my Sony eBook reader.


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#6
July 16, 2013 at 01:50:26
Amazon swindle, I like what Stallman has to say about these.

I have a Bookeen Cybook Odyssey, it is free of DRM and digital kill switches and can view virtually any format.


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#7
July 16, 2013 at 12:27:16
Amazon swindle, I like what Stallman has to say about these.

I'm curious what this Stallman person said. How about posting a link. I'm curious to see if your opinion is based on any fact, or just someone else's opinion.


It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#8
July 16, 2013 at 17:16:33
Curt:

That would be Richard Stallman - a controversial free software advocate:

http://www.defectivebydesign.org/am...

Some folks swear by him and some swear at him.


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#9
July 18, 2013 at 02:20:28
Interesting how you both registered on the same day. I wonder if that's a coincidence or if you have registered several accounts so that you can agree with yourself? I didn't believe for a second, the ignorance of the first person (Curt) or the subtle agreement of the second (nails). You're not that smart and I think you should stop trying to deceive people.

Most people who know anything about internet freedom have heard of Stallman.


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#10
July 18, 2013 at 07:57:51
Adam....

I take it as a compliment to be mistaken for Curt R even if he doesn't know who Richard Stallman is. If you bothered to look, he's a a WIndows/Networking expert while I've answered a few Unix/Linux questions.

And I am not being subtle about Stallman. I don't care what he thinks about anything.

By your reasoning, veteran users like Derek, XpUserReal, Razor2.3, Jennifer SUMN, DerbyDad03, SkipCox, et al might be all the same person because we have similar Member Since dates? According to Justin, there is a software limitation determining the Member Since date.

Do a little research before you pop off!


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#11
July 18, 2013 at 08:05:01
Interesting how you both registered on the same day. I wonder if that's a coincidence or if you have registered several accounts so that you can agree with yourself?

Obviously you're quite new around here or you'd know that Justin reset something on the forum in 2008 and anybody registered before then shows the exact same registration date. Start checking through all the regulars on here and you'll see they all have the same date. Or, you could ask Justin if you don't believe me.

I didn't believe for a second, the ignorance of the first person (Curt)

Really, you don't believe I've never heard of this Stallman guy? Well guess what, I had never heard of him before yesterday. There's a lot of people I've never heard of and lot you haven't too. So what of it?

or the subtle agreement of the second (nails).

I see nothing in nails' post that agrees with me. He knew who this Stallman was, I didn't. He simply posted a link to the article I believe you were referencing in your original post in this thread. His statements about Stallman were neutral as far as I could tell. I couldn't tell you if nails does or doesn't agree with Stallman based on what he wrote. I'm not sure what you were reading but apparently it wasn't what I read.

You're not that smart and I think you should stop trying to deceive people.

Your ignorance has lead you to make an assumption and make a complete ass of yourself...as assuming so often does.

As stated, I had no knowledge of this "Stallman" and I was correct. You weren't basing your opinion of Kindles on any fact, you were basing it on Stallman's opinion. So who's smart and who's stupid here? I know I'm not the one going off half-cocked and making accusations based on ignorance and/or hearsay.

Most people who know anything about internet freedom have heard of Stallman.

Don't you really mean "people who want to steal software/music/movies, or in this case, books, have heard of Stallman"? I don't know of anybody else who cares about DRM or copyright protection other than people who want to steal.

DRM, in any form, on any platform, isn't an issue for me. I buy what I want with the money I earn.

My wife and I share all our books so I don't even know what this Stallman guy is talking about.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#12
July 18, 2013 at 08:07:31
LOL

gmta

Thank you nails and right back at you! I only wish I had half your Unix knowledge and abilities.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#13
August 7, 2013 at 01:17:59
I've heard that too, hope it's true. Love Kindles but mine is fairly old, I totally need a new one. Found this trick recently http://www.askwiki.net/How-to-Share...
Now I love Kindles even more :)

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#14
August 7, 2013 at 11:25:33
Adamantus10
The derogatory references to respected helpers on this forum are both offensive and uncalled for.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#15
August 8, 2013 at 09:55:09
Derek:

Thanks for sticking up for me. It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it!

Nails


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